Mary Jane Van Horne
VAN HORNE, Mary Jane - Peacefully at University Hospital after a brief illness on Saturday, January 27, 2018 with family by her side.
Mary Jane Van Horne (Moriarity), beloved wife of the late Ron Van Horne. Wonderful mother to Barb Triantafyllou (Jim), Mary Beth Marcaccio (Jim), Ron Van Horne Jr (Scott), Linda Dawdy (John), Tim Van Horne (Cindy), and Kris Papadopoulos (Miros).
Loving grandmother to Angela (Kevin Hutcheson), Jamie (Lisa), Nick, Curtis, Seth, John (Jaime), Mathew (Julianne), Andrew (Courtney), Patrick (Karyn), Ryan, Keely, Avery, Jackson, Rachel, Sasha, Jessica, Sydney, Jackie, and Kaity. Loving great-grandmother to Shania, Carter, Karleigh, TJ, and Athena.
Predeceased by her parents Andy Moriarity and Bertha (Lassaline), as well as siblings Andrew, Helen, Cassie and Barb. Survived by her brother-in-law Fred Asma.
Born in Windsor (l’hotel Dieu) in 1934, mother was fiercely proud of her French and Irish ancestry. Her joyful countenance and sense of humour were a reflection of her heritage. She warmed people’s hearts; she loved to sing and dance; she was protective and supportive of her family.
The location of her family home just steps away from St Joseph’s hospital had a profound effect on her as a child. Three of the four girls in the Moriarity family became nurses, while their brother became a medical doctor. Her nursing career spanned 4 decades with a break in the 70’s to raise her six children. Nursing was always her passion, second only to her family.
Mother missed terribly her husband of 60 years after he predeceased her several months ago. They are now reunited and will continue to watch over us all!
Special thanks to the staff at Mount Hope for the passionate care they provided. Also special thanks to Nurse Sandy and Dr. F. Rehman, along with Team 2 on the 4th Floor of University Hospital where mother spent much of her career as a nurse.
Visitation on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St James Street at Richmond. Parish Prayers in the funeral home Wednesday at 6:30 pm. The Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Parish, 777 Valetta Street on Thursday, February 1 at 10 am. Reception to follow at Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre, 551 Windermere Road. Private interment at St. Peter’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the London Health Sciences Centre or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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